Why I Really Like This Book (archives)
These are podcasts about forgotten fiction, for curious readers, and for anyone who likes old books. Sometimes they're stories, sometimes they're not. Most of the authors write in English; and sometimes they don't. But all the books I talk about, I really really like. I hope you will too.
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My name is Kate Macdonald: I'm an English lecturer, and a lifelong browser in second-hand bookshops. I post weekly ten-minute podcasts on a Friday, on the books I really like which I think deserve new readers. You can find out lots more at the Facebook page here, and get these podcasts weekly by subscribing on the iTunes link above.

The music for the podcast intro is by The Tribe Band. Lucy Marsh did the drawing and Matthias Opsomer lettered it. Patrick Belk and Martin Fowler hold my tech safety net.

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Questions? Send me a message by mailing me at kate [dot] brussels [at] yahoo [dot] com.

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Podcasts from August 2011 to August 2012 

First Series (22 August-30 December 2011)

"Forgotten Fiction A-Z"

Margery Allingham
John Buchan
Colette
Monica Dickens
Laura Esquivel
Kate Fox
John Galt
Helene Hanff
Molly Izzard
Tove Jansson
Rudyard Kipling
C S Lewis
A G Macdonell
Adam Nicolson
Peter O'Donnell
Barbara Pym
Arthur Quiller-Couch
Mary Renault
Vern Sneider
Angela Thirkell
John Updike
Laurens Van der Post
Sylvia Townsend Warner
Dornford Yates

Second Series (5 January-26 July 2012)

"Five Great Reads in British Political Fiction"

Erskine Childers
Constance Maud
Rose Macaulay
Nancy Mitford
George Orwell

"Five Classic Detective Novels"

T H White
Dorothy L Sayers
Josephine Tey
Ngaio Marsh
Margery Allingham

"Five Appalling Fictional Women"

Jane Austen
G B Stern
Storm Jameson
Dornford Yates
Eudora Welty

"Five American Working Women"

Louisa May Alcott
Edith Wharton
Willa Cather
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Barbara Kingsolver

"Five Great Epic Poems You've Never Read"

Beowulf
Edmund Spenser
John Milton
Lord Tennyson
Alexander Pope

"Nature Writing"

Robert Gibbings
Oliver Rackham
Kathleen Jamie
Robert Atkinson
Roger Deakin

Want to know more? Send me a mail at kate.brussels [at] yahoo.com.

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